I've always loved books. Here I am reading one when I was about five. I can see that it's a book of nursery rhymes and I think I'm on the rhyme about The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. I loved stories when I was small, but I didn't know then that I was going to write them. Like the Old Woman, I didn't know what I was going to do!

Maudie Reading

My first career was in acting and I worked on lots of plays especially written for children. Spending so much time pretending to be other people has definitely made it easier for me to write my own characters and stories. My second career was being a mum – that one's still going on actually. Living with my two daughters, reading to them and watching them grow up, has helped turn me into the writer I am now.

Maudie
Back Home!

Opal Moonbaby and the Best Friend Project

Opal Moonbaby and the Out of this World Adventure

Opal Moonbaby and the Summer Secret

Milly and the Mermaids

The Cake, the Wolf and the Witch

Owen and the Onion

Novels:

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Back Home!

Milly and the Mermaids
Maudie Smith
the Cake, the Wolf and the Witch
All the King's Tights

All the King’s Tights

Bird Girl
NEW!

The Dressing Up Dad

The Dressing-Up DAD
COMING SOON!

Picture Books/Early Readers:

Opal Moonbaby and the BEST FRIEND PROJECT
Opal Moonbaby and the OUT OF THIS WORLD ADVENTURE
and the SUMMER SECRET
Owen and the Onion
Bird Girl